[Chinese Lion Dance: Marysville, California]
MARYSVILLE, CALIFORNIA: Chinese Lion Dance: Views of the crowds and stores in Marysville, parade / fireworks / Chinese Ring game / CU dragon as city celebrates Bok Kai Festival
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Subject: I ain't lion, that dragon's hungry!
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Subject: Somethings never change!!
(0:00-0:46)-Men carrying whole roasted pigs into the Bok Kai Temple as an offering to the Gods.
(0:47-0:59)-People standing on a balcony which appears to be the "C" Street side of the Suey Sing Society Buliding. They are holding strings with green cabbage and money attatched for the Lion Dancers.
(1:00-1:12)-Lion Dancers going after the green cabbage and money hanging on the string.
(1:13-1:26)-Drumming the beat for the "Lion Dance".
(1:27-1:58)-Ceremonial "Firing of the Rings" (AKA:Bomb Day) Held at the intersection of 1st. & "C" Streets. The same logs are used to fire off the bombs to this day. This footage shows two bombs fired off at the same time. Now the bombs are fired off one at a time and not as fast or rapid as the footage shows. There is about a 0:30-0:45 delay between the firings of each bomb.
(1:59-2:13)-Lion Dance being performed in front of the Bok Kai Temple. Tablet representing Bok Kai that watched over the "Firing of the Rings" is being carried back into the temple.
(2:14-2:27)-Lion Dancing and man lighting packs of firecrackers in front of the Bok Kai Temple.
(2:28-3:09)-Performing a Lion Dance
(3:14-3:38)-People gathered in front of the Suey Sing Building (1st. Street) watching the Lion Dance.
(3:39-3:59)-Close-up of Lion "eating" the green cabbage and money dangled from a string.
(4:00-4:09)-Wiew of people in front of the Suey Sing Building (1st. Street)
(4:10-4:17)-Close-up of the Lion.
(4:18-4:24)-(Suey Sing Society?) banner
(4:25-5:33)-Lion Dance Performed at the intersection of 1st. & "C" Streets
(5:34-5:43)-Close-up of the "Firing of the Rings" followed by a scramble for the ring. (Much of the same thing is seen today. Only the style of clothing is different.)
(5:44-9:49)-Various Views of the "Lion Dance"
Subject: More dragon footage!
Subject: Chinese Lion Dance, Marysville, California
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: *. Weirdness: **. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: **.